Municipal elections were held on Sunday in Ambala, Panchkula, Sonipat, Rewari’s Dharuhera, Rohak’s Sampala and Hisar’s Ukala. The counting of votes began at 8 am on Wednesday. Here the peasant movement is believed to be behind the defeat of the BJP-JJP.
Haryana Citizen Organization Survey: Thousands of people have been protesting against the agricultural law for more than a month at the Delhi border. This includes farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Under such circumstances, the BJP-JJP alliance has suffered a major blow in Haryana’s local body elections. In the municipal elections, the ruling coalition lost the mayoral seat of Sonpat and Ambala. Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala’s party Jannayak Janata Party has lost elections at its own ground in Ukar, Hisar and Dharuhera of Rewari. The alliance itself suffered a major setback the following year.
Let me inform you that municipal elections were held on Sunday in Ambala, Panchkula, Sonipat, Rewari’s Dharuhera, Rohak’s Sampala and Hisar’s Ukala. The counting of votes began at 8 am on Wednesday.
In Snippet, Congress won by 14,000 votes. Nikhil Madan will be the first mayor of Sonpat. The Congress has claimed that the BJP lost because of resentment against the agriculture law. “Congress has won the Sonapat mayoral election by a wide margin,” Congress leader Shrivastava said in a tweet. Congress: 72,111, BJP: 58,300. Note that Sanipat Singhu is right next to the border and the center of the peasant movement in Haryana.
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Shakti Rani Sharma of Haryana Janchetana Party is going to be the mayor of Ambala. He won by a margin of 8,000 votes. She is the wife of HJP president Binod Sharma (former Congress leader and former Union Minister). His son Manu Sharma, who has been convicted in the Jessica Lal murder case.
The BJP was leading in Panchkula. However, its allies JJP lost Rewari and Hisar seats. The peasant movement plunged the JJP into a deadly crisis when the party’s former ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal, recently split with the BJP-led NDA. The Akali Dal left the alliance in protest of the agricultural law. After that, Dushyant Chautala further said that he would leave the NDA if the farmers did not ensure the minimum support price.
Last week, he faced opposition from villagers in his own assembly constituency – Jinder Uchan Kalan, where people dug up a helipad built for him. Similarly, many village alliance leaders in Haryana were barred from entering.
Last month, the government of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was sharply criticized for using water cannons and sticks to stop the protesters from advancing.
Video: Attempt to kill farmers – riots